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THE Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) estimates that the cost of production in the Philippines was P12.72 per kilo between 2013 to 2014, while the Thai cost was equivalent to P8.86 and Vietnam’s P6.22. Only Indonesia performed worse at P15.74.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will provide farmers and fisherfolk in Occidental Mindoro about P300 million worth of projects and programs in 2020.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has banned imports of Polish domestic and wild birds and their by-products following an outbreak there of the H5N8 variety of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), also known as bird flu.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it ordered more plans programs to boost the competitiveness of the Philippine onion and garlic crop.
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION is seen to have improved in the fourth quarter of 2019 driven by increased spending of Filipinos on food during the Christmas season, and other rice-producing areas filling the gaps for those hit by typhoons in the latter part of the year.
THE government has awarded an initial P2.708 million worth of assistance to farmers and fisherfolk in Batangas affected by the Taal ashfall.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has instructed quarantine officers to inspect non-accredited cold storage warehouses and container vans to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF)-infected pork products.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has banned imports from Indonesia of domestic and wild pigs and their by-products due to an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in North Sumatra province.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has granted Germany and the US two-year accreditations to export frozen beef and poultry to the Philippines.
THE BAMBOO industry is well-positioned to become an alternative building material with a growing niche because of its sustainability, and very little capital and time needed for farmers who intend to grow the crop, a former agriculture department official said.
CROP DAMAGE due to Taal’s eruption was estimated at P3.17 billion a week after the volcano started emitting ash, with the fisheries sector accounting for more than half of the total, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
DAMAGE from the eruption of Taal Volcano has reached P3 billion, with the fishery sector suffering the most devastation, the Agriculture department said on Friday.
THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.1% week-on-week in the third week of December to P15.66 per kilogram (kg), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
POULTRY PRICES are expected to remain stable amid calamity conditions just south of Metro Manila, with a full eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas still not ruled out.
TAAL VOLCANO’S eruption has damaged more than P500 million worth of crops and livestock, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
AGRICULTURE Secretary William D. Dar said that the ongoing eruption of Taal volcano is not expected to have a significant effect on the performance of the agriculture sector in 2020.
THE QUEZON City government is keeping an eye on small meat retailers since they are more at risk of selling African Swine Fever (ASF)-tainted meats. “The meat supply chain is not just the supermarkets.
PHILIPPINE developers are expected to sustain double-digit growth in pre-sales and profit this year, according to the research arm of Morgan Stanley.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said various agencies are expected to spend about P53 billion this year to purchase palay, or unmilled rice, in order to prop up farmgate prices and help farmers recover from sharp price drops last year.
THE United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is projecting a 10% decrease in the Philippines pork production for 2020 due to the impact of African Swine Fever (ASF), though it upgraded a previous estimate made in October due to effective disease-containment measures.
THE Department of Science and Technology (DoST) said it hopes to increase the income of soybean farmers through improved production and more efficient supply chains.
THE national rice inventory was estimated at 3.098 million metric tons (MT) as of Dec. 1, up 14% from a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
THE Philippines has enough monetary and fiscal policy space to deal with the economic challenges it faces, central bank Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said in his first speech of the year.
GLOBAL Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. (GFNI) said that its expansion project for its Cagdianao mine site has an estimated ore reserves of 43.3 million wet metric tons (WMT) as of October 2019.
SUGAR PLANTERS and millers on the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) board said they were not consulted after the agency’s administrator signaled his willingness to allow food processors to import sugar should domestic prices prove uncompetitive.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it removed the radiation analysis requirement on selected Japanese commodities for import to the Philippines.
ANGKAS is seeking a 72-hour temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of a policy allowing the inclusion of JoyRide and Move It in the extended pilot program for motorcycle taxis and imposing a limit on the number of bikers.
NICKEL production is expected to increase by over 8% a year in the next few years despite policy uncertainty that could limit project development, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a report.
THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, resumed its upward path in the first week of December, rising 0.4% to P15.62 per kilogram (kg), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
THE Philippines and France have met to discuss programs to improve agricultural cooperation and trade, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
PHILSTOCKS Financial, Inc. is seeing the main index finishing the year within the 8,700 to 8,800 level, backed by growth of company earnings and complemented by economic growth despite uncertainties in the local and international fronts.